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Default ACL MCL Meniscus

Hi I would like to have the details of the Unhappy Triad of the Knee and symptoms, causes as well as treat for the injury?
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:04 PM
kanhaiya kanhaiya is offline
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Default Re: ACL MCL Meniscus

Knee wounds, for example, breaks, disengagements, sprains and tendon tears—are probably the most well-known wounds among competitors and non-competitors alike

Scientists have discovered that ladies are more inclined to knee wounds than men. Truth be told, female competitors are two to eight times more prone to endure an ACL damage than their male partners.

Unhappy Triad of the Knee

The despondent set of three, otherwise called the ghastly group of three, or o'donoghues ternion is extreme knee damage. It includes full or halfway tears of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament, the Medial Collateral Ligament and a tear of the Medial Meniscus.

What are the Symptoms?

• Extreme pain in the knee after a traumatic injury.
• Rapid, extreme swelling.
• A popping or tearing sound at the time of injury.
• Difficulty and pain on trying to move the knee.
• Bruising usually appears within 2-3 days.
• An unstable feeling knee.

What Causes an Unhappy Triad?

This sort of damage will just happen after an impressive power has been connected to the knee. In sports it has a tendency to be a consequence of a handle, (for example, football, rugby or soccer), or every so often where the foot is planted and the knee is bent. They may likewise occur after auto crashes.


Immediate Treatment

• Apply ice or cold therapy.
• Rest and support the knee in an elevated position.
• If possible use a compression bandage.
• Seek medical help as soon as possible.

Further Treatment
• An X-ray or MRI will usually be taken to confirm the diagnosis.
• Depending on the severity of the ACL and meniscus tears, surgery will usually be advised.
• ACL reconstruction from a graft is performed. The graft is usually taken from the hamstrings or patella tendon.
• A meniscus tear repair or removal is performed at the same time.
• The MCL is usually left to heal naturally.
• The leg will be immobilised to allow healing.
• A lengthy rehabilitation programme is then required to regain full strength and mobility at the knee

Last edited by kanhaiya; 08-09-2017 at 12:08 PM.
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